Passive Infrared Sensor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Thermal, Quantum), By Application (Consumer Electronics, Aerospace And Defense, Mining, Industrial, Residential), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Feb 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614806
  • Pages : 145

A passive infrared sensor is an electronic sensor that uses infrared radiation for motion detection. The such instrument finds high applicability in security alarms, motion detectors, and automatic lighting applications. The growing scale of residential dwellings coupled with the increase in house burglary incidences is some of the major factors driving the demand for passive infrared sensors for motion detectors application. Furthermore, in industrial security systems, a passive infrared sensor is used for surveillance tracking. The growing investments in security applications are also boosting the demand for such instruments., thereby stimulating their market growth.

Based on application, the passive infrared market is segmented into commercial, residential, and others.

Primarily used as motion detection equipment, passive infrared sensors have many uses both commercially as well as residentially. In most supermarkets and other retail locations and offices, automatic doors are controlled with the help of these motion detectors that rely on PIR sensor data for input. which were controlled by weight-sensitive pads that did not always perform reliably. Owing to their simple design and construction, these sensors are able to detect and report motion consistently and instantly, and are also easily calibrated to overlook smaller moving objects like cats, dogs, and other pets in order to provide customizability and prevent false alarms. Using infrared motion detection technology in outdoor security is another ideal application. They don’t require much power and are easily powered via solar energy. Motion-sensitive lights aid in conserving energy and mitigating light pollution. Some of the products available in the market include IS3000 and DT8000 motion detectors by Honeywell International that can be used for security purposes in residential areas and automated door openers by Olide Autodoor for use in commercial sites.

The growing incidence of home burglaries is expected to boost the demand for passive infrared sensors. Passive infrared sensors’ ability to detect infrared radiations coming from the human body in the surrounding environment makes it an important component to be used in motion detectors which are highly applied in residential units for security purposes. Over the years home burglaries incidences have shown a significant increase owing to the growing need for money and finding easy ways for satisfying social needs. For instance, according to the data issued by the Office of National Statistics, the number of home burglaries reported for the year ending March 2022, in Wales and England stood at 192,060 representing an average of 526 burglaries taking place in a day. Moreover, according to the Delhi Police data, in the first six months of 2022, the number of house theft incidents reported in Delhi stood at 7,561 which showed a significant rise of 553% in comparison to 2021 for the corresponding period. Furthermore, according to the Western Australia Police Force’s Data, in 2021-2022, the number of dwelling burglary cases reported stood at 15,552 showing an increase of 5.7% in over 14,701 cases reported in 2020-2021. With such an increase in the cases of home burglary the demand for motion sensors for detecting unwanted activities in residential units will also increase, thereby simultaneously boosting the demand for passive infrared sensors.

Recent developments

  • In June 2022, Tata Power launched its new AI-Powered passive infrared motion sensors for home automation which would provide consumers with smart energy solutions that would conserve their energy and reduce electricity bills. The sensor has the capacity of saving up to 40% energy consumption of home appliances.
  • In June 2021, TAKEX EUROPE LTD launched MX- 12FAMD which is a new 12m x 180° triple detection outdoor PIR + Microwave sensor equipped with anti-masking technology. The triple detection system of the sensor enables it to reduce nuisance activation in harsh environments and further allows it to be deployed in the temperature range from -25°C to +60°C.
  • In November 2020, Panasonic launched a “Wide Area Detection” PIR Motion Sensor which is an extension to the company’s existing EKMB and EKMC series. The new sensor features a one-chip ASIC design and is capable of providing wide area detection spanning up to 10.8 meters.

Covid-19 Impact on the Passive Infrared Sensor Market

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the passive infrared sensor market growth, as the lockdown restrictions decreased the demand for such instruments in commercial & residential units for motion sensors application also declined. Furthermore, the decline in the productivity in the aerospace & defense sectors also caused restrain in the market demand for passive infrared sensors. However, the market is expected to show positive growth in the future owing to the growing commercial and residential construction which creates motion sensors demand in such buildings for security purposes. 

Passive Infrared Sensor Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Growth Rate  CAGR during the forecast period
 Base Year  2021
 Forecast Period  2023–2028
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Type, Application, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Honeywell International Inc, Robert Bosch, Panasonic Corporation, Elmos Semiconductor AG, Eaton Corporation PLC, STMicroelectrics, Schneider Electric SE, Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd, Parallax Inc, Sensinova  
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Thermal
    • Quantum
  • By  Application
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Mining
    • Industrial
    • Residential
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Thermal 

5.3. Quantum



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Commercial 

6.3. Residential 

6.4. Others



7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. UK

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Italy

7.4.5. Spain

7.4.6. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Australia

7.6.6. Taiwan

7.6.7. Indonesia

7.6.8. Thailand

7.6.9. Others



8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



9.1. Honeywell International Inc

9.2. Robert Bosch 

9.3. Panasonic Corporation 

9.4. Elmos Semiconductor AG 

9.5. Eaton Corporation PLC 

9.6. STMicroelectrics 

9.7. Schneider Electric SE 

9.8. Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd 

9.9. Parallax Inc 

9.10. Sensinova 

Honeywell International Inc

Robert Bosch

Panasonic Corporation

Elmos Semiconductor AG

Eaton Corporation PLC


Schneider Electric SE

Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd

Parallax Inc